Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Yet More Holiday Pages!

On the Isle of Raasay it rained and we saw a mermaid-only stone but I am sure the real ones were there somewhere hiding. We went for a walk in the rain and seemed to have the place to ourselves. At the end of our walk we found a lovely and cosy cafe-part of an outdoor adventure type hotel. The food was lovely-the perfect end to a rainy walk! The map on the right hand page pulls out concertina style.

We drove to visit the Talisker distillery and on the way saw lots of scarecrows. It was a village wide effort and every house and farm had one. This is Jessie, the scarecrow at the local primary school.

This is the beach at Glen Brittle. Another quite hairy drive to get there, but worth it as it was a beautiful place. The sand is black-volcanic. It had intricate patterns and there was a large seabird skeleton looking most dramatic. The mountains are just behind the beach and looked black and moody, with mist at their base, and cloud at their summits, on the day we went. The only slight downside was the lack of a public toilet! The mean campsite people keep theirs locked apart from for residents, even though it is marked as a pc (public convenience) on the map! Ah well, the walk on the beach was a bit shorter than I would have liked!
Page one-a visit to Portree, the main town. The lion is in the town square.

Page two is a photo of the post office on the mainland in a place called Knoydart. The Old Forge was the pub we were there to visit-it was a deal where you get a boat at 5.30 from Armadale, have a meal, and get the boat back at 9.00. It was a good boat trip. Andy caused false excitement when he spotted a rock, but thought it was a seal! Knoydart is about half an hour from Skye by boat, and is on the mainland, but there are not any roads out of there-an eighteen mile hike will get you to the nearest civilisation!

1 comment:

NuminosityBeads said...

MMM... Talisker! My Scottish roots are beckoning me.

I just found your blog by way of fellow Alaskan, Susan.
Now that I just got freed from the misery of dial-up I can visit more blogs!

I am intrigued with yours from the get go.
xoxo Kim